Observations of a Pop Culture Junkie

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Who am I to judge?

Part 2 of my "A New Year, A New Outlook, A New Me" post is coming, but, I think it's good, every now and then, to expand the blog beyond me. So, here's what I've been thinking about the past few weeks...

Karl Lagerfeld vs. Adele 

A week or so before the Grammy Awards aired on February 12, 78-year-old Chanel designer, Karl Lagerfeld, told French newspaper, Metro, "The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice."

Adorable Adele - too fat?

Despite having battled his own weight-related demons in the past, losing over 30 kilos over 10 years ago and having kept it off, HuffPost Celebrity revealed that this was not Lagerfeld’s first gaffe in terms of discussing “women’s bodies or their weight.”

In 2009, the freaky-looking (and I think that is being kind) designer had commented, "No one wants to see curvy women. You've got fat mothers with their bags of chips sitting in front of the television and saying that thin models are ugly.”

Creepy-looking Karl Lagerfeld

In the face of a worldwide backlash against his remarks regarding Adele, Lagerfeld apologized, saying, “Adele is a beautiful girl. She is the best. And I can't wait for her next CD." OK, Karl.